Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Fresh Look

Recently I found a new love, lejeune yard sales <3
For all my west coasties out there it's basically like craigslist 
but it's generally suppose to be for
military families.

Well recently I was surfing the website for a dresser for the hubbs {since his clothes are all in the guest bedroom... oops :)} && stumbled across this beauty. 
Maybe beauty  isn't quite the right word for it..

{sorry I don't have a better picture, I remembered right as I was painting it}

Not quite what I wanted color wise but it had all the elements in a dresser I wanted.
It slightly resembles the dresser I already have in my room:

The hardware matches my existing one perfectly!
Insert happy music {Here}
I was so stoked to find a matching piece!

It was a steal at only 35 dollars. How could I pass it up?
Not only was I happy but so was the Hubbs.
He was so happy to see he had a dresser in our room when he came home from work that day.

The hardware wasn't quite as bulky as the existing ones on my dresser but they served their purpose.
You can hardly tell that this one is made of partical board and my dresser is made of real wood.

I just love how it turned out! 
The white dresser and black hardware are a great contrast with one another.

Find any good deals lately? I am obsessed with this new website! Oh! As you may see on the right of the blog, I have created a facebook page, please feel free to leave comments, post your own diy projects or ask any questions on there.Well I have some more painting to do! Working on my other dresser now. I hope you all have a good day :)
Xoxox Jordynluise

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A new coffee table

The best part about moving to a new place is designing it && shopping for furniture,
I mean lets face it, who doesn't love shopping?!?!
So Recently when my mom was down here visiting we couldn't wait to go checkout the local shops.
We were so happy to find this amazing little store in Hampstead called the Hooked Fish.
I found such a lovely coffee table to go in our house from there.

It was love at first sight when I found this Shabby Chic table in their store.
I just knew I had to get it.

All the detail of the distressing really makes this piece stand out && brings such a homey feel to our living room.

Little did we know, when we got it back to my place it was a tad bit too tall for its purpose.
Since then I have been craiglisting and finally I stumbled upon this beauty.

Not exactly the color I wanted, but I love love love the look of it!

I mean look at those legs & side pieces. Who wouldn't swoon over them?

So what is a girl to do in such a dilemma? Paint her heart out duh.
Here is some after shots!

love the side of the table even more now!

some distressed detail

I first sanded and cleaned the entire piece. After that I painted the whole table, it took a few coats here and there but it dried pretty even. After I got the whole piece covered the way I wanted it I took some 100 grit sand paper and distressed certain parts of the table. And Viola! It was done :)

I am SO in love with this table. It fits so much better in the room rather than the other one.
Anyone else score some good finds lately? If so link it up! I'd love to see.

Xoxox Jordynluise

Monday, October 10, 2011

Change is in the air

We just closed on our house about two weeks ago. I would be lying if I said a few years ago this is what I thought my life would be like, 18, married, a home owner, a car owner, and living the military life style. Would I change it ? No. But it is crazy to think of how I got where I am today.

We just got the whole house painted and new flooring put in, the whole house looks completely different. Here are some before and afters:

Sadly I forgot to take better "befores" of the carpet and linoleum but you can get an idea from the pictures,


the bathroom downstairs


We plan on painting the bathrooms next weekend. Orange and White just aren't cutting it.


Living space downstairs


Carpeting that goes up the stairs and in the bedrooms:



And if you couldn't tell from the picture of the living room, here is the new paint color:

Secret Passage by Valspar

The house is coming along! It's fun to decorate something that is my own, our house is definitely a work in progress but going good so far. We have big ideas for what we want and what it will look like in the end. Stay  tuned for pictures of the house put together and our master bedroom redo :)

xoxox Jordynluise